As the weather was so foul, I had a little play with black and white. It makes the square by the opera look a bit like a film set doesn’t it?
I think she’s doing rather well to ride side saddle, and play the lyre!
Still, I saw some nice, old buildings (the one on the right is being restored, hence the tarp. with a picture of the building on)…
…some big things…
…but mostly it was just nice to wander. Here is a chap putting up the Christmas lights, on one of the famous lime trees in Unter den Linden.
The symbol of Berlin is the bear. My Ma has a little silver bear pendant that my Dad brought back from a trip to Berlin before they were married. As a child it was symbolic of going out and parties, as she wore it a lot.
When you wander round Berlin there are bears EVERYWHERE – some tasteful, some not. I think this one looks rather embarassed, and well it should!